When it came right down to it, there was one thing that brought Calle Johansson back to the Capitals as an assistant coach under Adam Oates.
Sometimes NHL teams pay their players based on what theyve accomplished.
Sometimes they pay them for what theyre capable of accomplishing.
Now that the Capitals development camp is over and the amateur scouts have completed their evaluations, the clubs next order of business is hiring two assistant coaches for Adam Oates.
As of Saturday the Capitals had more than 16 million in salary cap space. By the end of the weekend they may have a lot less.
Jay Beagle proved himself as a hard-nosed, shot-blocking center willing to sacrifice himself when it mattered most and on Thursday he was rewarded with a three-year contract extension.